Elizabeth Rusch

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Occupation Writer
Location Portland, OR, United States
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Introduction ELIZABETH RUSCH is an award-winning magazine writer and children's book author. She writes both fiction and nonfiction in the areas of science, art, sports, waves, jokes, crayons, and mud — anything that catches her fancy. Her latest book, The Mighty Mars Rovers: The incredible adventures of Spirit and Opportunity, is a Junior Library Guild selection and has received starred reviews from Kirkus, Horn Book, Booklist and School Library Journal. Her nonfiction picture book biography of Wolfgang Mozart’s sister For the Love of Music: The Remarkable Story of Maria Anna Mozart was published in 2011 to great reviews. Publishers Weekly's starred review described it as “a moving portrait of an unsung musician.” In its starred review, Kirkus called the book “an elegantly constructed work.” The Oregonian called it “a masterpiece.” Rusch’s other award-winning titles include: The Planet Hunter: The story behind what happened to Pluto; Will it Blow?: Become a volcano detective at Mount St. Helens; Generation Fix: Young ideas for a better world; and A Day with No Crayons. She has titles forthcoming on volcanoes and the science of saving lives, Nikola Tesla, ocean energy, and mud.